SAWERS, William. ~ Essays, on Subjects moral and divine, in Prose and Verse. Essay I. On Prayer, with Examples, in Public, Family, and Secret Prayer. --- II. On Self-Examination, previous to Partaking of our Lord’s Supper. --- III. On the Cardinal and Christian Virtues. IVthly, A Number of Paraphrases on those Psalms which have been Omitted by Dr. Watts. To which are added, a Variety of Comments on some of the striking Passages of Scripture, in the Style of Ossian. By the Reverend William Sawers, M. A. Minister of Crookham, Northumberland. Berwick: Printed for the Author, by W. Phorson, 1796.
8vo (220 × 140 mm), pp. 294, ii, viii, with a half-title and a list of subscribers; uncut; modern blue boards; a crisp copy.
First edition. The passages of scripture ‘in the style of Ossian’ are in prose and verse and include ‘The Song of Deborah and Barak’, ‘Saul’s Death and David’s Lamentation’ and ‘The Tears of Salem’. The subscribers are mainly local to Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Not in Jackson or Johnson. Scarce: ESTC: BL (2), Edinburgh, NLS, Bodley, Keble College, LC and Yale.